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ICRS

About the ICRS

The ICRS is a non-political, non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational Cannabis.

In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on Cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research.


who we are

2016 Symposium

June 27 - 30, 2016

The 26th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society Symposium on the Cannabinoids

Arrival date: June 26
Meeting: June 27 - 30, 2016
Departure date: July 1

Nestled on the slopes of Poland's Tatra Mountains, the Bukovina Hotel is spectacular.

ICRS2016 will be our 26th annual Symposium. We look forward to another brilliant year of scientific progress!

Join us in June 2016!

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The International Cannabinoid Research Society is a scientific association with more than 500 international members, all active researchers in the field of endogenous, plant-derived and synthetic cannabinoids and related bioactive lipids.

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Mission statement

"The Mission of the ICRS is to (1) foster cannabinoid research; (2) promote the exchange of scientific information and perspectives about Cannabis, the cannabinoids and endocannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; (3) serve as a source of reliable information regarding the chemistry, pharmacology, therapeutic uses, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological, and social effects of Cannabis and its constituents, of synthetic and endogenous compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors and of any compounds that target other components of the endocannabinoid system.”

(ICRS By-Laws, ratified October 2009)

 

Announcements

       The 26th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society
        Symposium on the Cannabinoids
            Arrival date: June 26
            Meeting: June 27 - June 30, 2016
            Departure date: July 1
        Bukovina
        Poland

       In Memoriam - Rik Musty, Ph.D.,1942 - 2015


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Recommend

RECOMMENDED READING:

Early phytocannabinoid chemistry to endocannabinoids and beyond

Raphael Mechoulam, Lumír O. Hanuš, Roger Pertwee & Allyn C. Howlett
Link to abstract

Endocannabinoid signalling and the deteriorating brain

Vincenzo Di Marzo, Nephi Stella & Andreas Zimmer
Link to abstract

Handbook of Cannabis

Roger G. Pertwee, Ed.
Link to Amazon (AmazonSmile) or Link to Publisher (-20% for Members)

Programming of neural cells by (endo)cannabinoids: from physiological rules to emerging therapies

Mauro Maccarrone, Manuel Guzmán, Ken Mackie, Patrick Doherty & Tibor Harkany
Link to abstract

RECOMMENDED WATCHING:

Professor Raphael Mechoulam: 50 Years of Cannabinoid Research
Link to IACM Film

 


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Recent publications

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Primary Macrophage Chemotaxis Induced by Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Agonists Occurs Independently of the CB2 Receptor

Taylor, L, Christou, I, Kapellos, TS, Buchan, A, Brodermann, MH, Gianella-Borradori, M, Russell, A, Iqbal, AJ & Greaves, DR. (2015) Sci Rep, 5, 10682.
Link to abstract

THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015
Signaling Mechanism of Cannabinoid Receptor-2 Activation-Induced beta-Endorphin Release

Gao, F, Zhang, LH, Su, TF, Li, L, Zhou, R, Peng, M, Wu, CH, Yuan, XC, Sun, N, Meng, XF, Tian, B, Shi, J, Pan, HL & Li, M. (2015) Mol Neurobiol. In press.
Link to abstract

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
Endocannabinoids are conserved inhibitors of the Hedgehog pathway

Khaliullina, H., Bilgin, M., Sampaio, J.L., Shevchenko, A., and Eaton, S. (2015) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 112 (11): 3415-3420.
Link to abstract

MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor Agonists Do Not Decrease, but may Increase Acoustic Trauma-Induced Tinnitus in Rats

Zheng, Y., Reid, P., and Smith, P.F. (2015) Front Neurol 6: 60-
Link to abstract

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
Arachidonoyl-ethanolamide activates endoplasmic reticulum stress-apoptosis in tumorigenic keratinocytes: Role of cyclooxygenase-2 and novel J-series prostamides

Soliman E, Henderson KL, Danell AS, Van Dross (2015) R. Mol Carcinog. [Epub ahead of print]
Link to abstract

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
Involvement of PPAR receptors in the anticonvulsant effects of a cannabinoid agonist, WIN 55,212-2

Payandemehr B, Ebrahimi A, Gholizadeh R, Rahimian R, Varastehmoradi B, Gooshe M, Aghaei HN, Mousavizadeh K, Dehpour AR.Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry (2015) 57C: 140-145.
Link to abstract

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014
Modulation of plasma N-acylethanolamine levels and physiological parameters by dietary fatty acid composition in humans

Jones PJ; Lin, L; Gillingham, LG; Yang, H; Omar, JM. J Lipid Res. In press (2014).
Link to abstract

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014
The endocannabinoid system regulates synaptic transmission in nucleus accumbens by increasing DAGL-alpha expression following short-term morphine withdrawal

Wang XQ; Ma, J; Cui, W; Yuan, WX; Zhu, G; Yang, Q; Heng, LJ; Gao, GD. Br J Pharmacol. In press (2014).
Link to abstract

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Oleoylethanolamide and Human Neural Responses to Food Stimuli in Obesity

Grosshans M, Schwarz E, Bumb JM, Schaefer C, Rohleder C, Vollmert C et al. JAMA Psychiatry. In press (2014).
Link to abstract

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Cannabinoid-Induced Changes in Respiration of Brain Mitochondria

Fisar Z, Singh N, Hroudova J. Toxicol Lett. In press (2014)
Link to abstract

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
Hypoximimetic activity of N-acyl-dopamines. N-Arachidonoyl-dopamine stabilizes HIF-1alpha protein through a SIAH2-dependent pathway

Soler-Torronteras R, Lara-Chica M, Garcia V, Calzado MA, Munoz E, Biochim Biophys Acta 1843: 2730-2743 (2014).
Link to abstract

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014
Diacylglycerol lipase regulates lifespan and oxidative stress response by inversely modulating TOR signaling in Drosophila and C. elegans

Lin YH, Chen YC, Kao TY, Lin YC, Hsu TE, Wu YC et al., Aging Cell 13: 755-764 (2014)
Link to abstract

MONDAY, OCTOBEr 10, 2011
Cannabis Genome Uncloaked: Commentary on the Scientific Implications

Ethan Russo, MD
Link to document

British Journal of Pharmacology - Special Issue: Cannabinoids in Biology and Medicine, Part I. Click here for BJP page or podcasts.

* Publications listed here are personal selections by Dr. Stephen Alexander. Please feel free to mail suggestions for papers and websites to be included in this section.